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by Named After Maddux
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 72673

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Brian wrote:

I’m fully aware that it may not make complete baseball-sense for a long term contract, but I will be very disappointed if Anthony Rizzo wears a non-Cubs jersey the rest of his career.
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

https://twitter.com/jimcallismlb/status/1285710111533600769?s=21 They could’ve given Nwogu $190,880 more before hitting their 5% overage. I wonder if that was part of the delay compared to the other picks. At some point there was just too much money on the table for a deal to not happen (outside of...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bulls 2019-2020
Replies: 323
Views: 28332

Re: Chicago Bulls 2019-2020

ESPN broke down the inside details from the 2010 FA saga better than I’ve seen before. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29375065/the-decision-high-stakes-maneuvers-lebron-james-dwyane-wade-chris-bosh?platform=amp&__twitter_impression=true Clearly the 4 Finals appearances and 2 titles means t...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

TomtheBombadil wrote:Callis mentioned Little as a guy other teams could target in a trade immediately

Did he say this on the MLB Pipeline podcast? Would Luke Little be eligible to be traded? I thought they moved the eligibility date to the day after the World Series ended for recent draft picks. That’s interesting.
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread



Ben Hernandez signed for pick 51 slot value. There’s a lot of factors involved in that, but I wonder if 51 was Hernandez’s relative floor provided someone like Jared Jones wasn’t available.
by Named After Maddux
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread



I like the pick for slot value if that ends up being the case. I wonder what Moreno’s number is. He made comments that he is planning to sign so I imagine the Cubs are confident they have everyone’s number somewhat locked in.
by Named After Maddux
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 211
Views: 10789

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 60
Views: 8423

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021



I can't say I trust MLB to intelligently run an international draft, but I feel like we hear reports similar to this every year (or close to it) and something has to change.
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Alec Burlson was rumored by BA to be connected to the Cubs, but he was drafted by StL in the supplemental 2nd round. He signed with the Cardinals for approx Cubs 3rd round slot value ($678,600). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Quite happy that it played out that way. Nwogu is a much more interes...
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Alec Burlson was rumored by BA to be connected to the Cubs, but he was drafted by StL in the supplemental 2nd round. He signed with the Cardinals for approx Cubs 3rd round slot value ($678,600).


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by Named After Maddux
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Beesley to Cubs per the BA tracker.


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by Named After Maddux
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

BA's top 25 undrafted college seniors: 1. Cam Shepherd, SS, Georgia (No. 298) 2. Luke Smith, RHP, Louisville (No. 345) 3. John McMillon, RHP, Texas Tech (No. 357) 4. Blake Brown, RHP, UNC Asheville (No. 375) 5. Austin Smith, RHP, Southwestern (Texas) (No. 406) 6. Bradlee Beesley, OF, Cal Poly (No. ...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I liked this exchange from a previous Fangraphs chat/discussion in the International Free Agency thread. Ed Howard or Cristian Hernandez among signable amateur HS aged SSs this year? Eric A Longenhagen: oooh, good one. man, that’s close. I’ll say Hernandez, more body projection. Howard is the better...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Well I still don’t think the Kjerstad pick made sense, but now with Bitsko off the table, I’m curious what picks 30 and 39 are going to look like for BAL. Jared Kelley is still on board. I could see guys like Cade Horton or Carson Montgomery in the mix - both have commitments that could require big...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Well I still don’t think the Kjerstad pick made sense, but now with Bitsko off the table, I’m curious what picks 30 and 39 are going to look like for BAL.
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I really like the pick. There are some people very high on Ed Howard. It’s not a typical year where the top prep SS is an uber prospect, but this is very intriguing. Honestly I’m thrilled it’s not a Cade Cavalli or Chris McMahon.

Whoa Boston!
by Named After Maddux
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Sigh. Eric’s new mock. 16. Chicago Cubs – Patrick Bailey, C, North Carolina State As the draft approaches, Bailey is the one college hitter who appears to be slipping down the board, and I think a team with a track record of drafting safe college players will just take him. I also have the Cubs att...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 14810

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

I just thought about putting together a mock for fun and discussion. Looking forward to tonight/tomorrow. Pick 16: Garrett Mitchell, OF It seems like this is a relatively common pick in mocks, most likely because it’s hard to place Mitchell and the Cubs look like they’re keeping things close to the ...
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 31114

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Just revisiting a few topics, especially with some position player information from Kantrovitz’s time with the Cardinals and A’s. A quick disclaimer, there’s countless data points to consider and a good amount is proprietary information. This isn’t any sort of method to “reverse-engineer” draft boar...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 31114

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Great little race this year for top prep arm, Abel had me pretty convinced. I reeeeally wish Fulton stayed healthy since with my new perspective, he and Abel would be neck and neck I’m a little skittish with Kelley since there haven’t been glowing reports about his ability to spin a breaking ball. ...
by Named After Maddux
Wed May 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 31114

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

BA: 16 Mick Abel Jesuit HS, Portland, Ore RHP Notes: We’ve had the Cubs linked to bats fairly consistently in our 2020 mock draft process, with names like Hassell, Soderstrom and Arizona’s Austin Wells pegged to this pick. Hassell and Soderstrom have both been picked above and Wells is now being ta...
by Named After Maddux
Mon May 25, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 31114

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

The Cubs were mocked Garrett Crochet in a recent Prospect 365 article All things considered, this is a fantastic pick for the Cubs. College pitcher is the heavy assumption here, and—in my eyes—Crochet being available here is the difference in drafting the 11th-ranked prospect on my recently-released...
by Named After Maddux
Wed May 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 31114

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

https://twitter.com/BaseballAmerica/status/1263162571890163712?s=20 Article also says he's worked on his curve as well, has 12/6 shape according to Kevin Gunderson his trainer Knock some heads and make it happen, Theo! Am I the only one that didn't know Mick Abel was not directly related to Kevin A...
by Named After Maddux
Tue May 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 Draft Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 31114

Re: 2020 Draft Thread

Since we’re talking changeup, this is from BA’s best tools in the draft: Best Changeup High School 1. Ben Hernandez 2. Jared Kelley 3. Mick Abel 4. Marquis Grissom Jr. 5. Jared Jones College 1. Emerson Hancock 2. Jared Shuster 3. Asa Lacy 4. Logan Allen 5. Nick Swiney Ben Hernandez is a local kid. ...

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